Learning new things and keeping your mind active also may reduce your risk of dementia. You can take up a new hobby, such as quilting or card games, or learn a new language.
Generally, you should fill half your plate with green vegetables, one-quarter with lean proteins, and the rest with whole grains. It also is recommended – for all ages – that you consume a variety of colors in your diet with assorted fruits and vegetables.
Staying sharp as we grow older is essential. In fact, a survey from AARP discovered that 93 percent of Americans feel that maintaining brain health is very important. Although most people would agree that brain health is critical, many of us don’t know how to support it as we age. Cognitive impairment or trouble with mental health processes, such as decision-making, memory, and language, can affect our ability to engage in activities of everyday life.
The process is repetitive, the result never the same. I blink my eyes and the world is different; it’s become a whole new game.
Unexpectedly I decided I was old. That's not the most glorious thought you can have first thing in the morning. However, that was my first thought on my birthday.
Today is the last day of the first of my life. I came into the world kicking and crying, From the pictures I see of myself then it was not a joyous time. I was pulled from my comfort zone. I wasn’t ready. I didn’t like it at all.
Clearing port to explore the main, my holds are full, a figurehead of a young boy is mounted on the prowl, one hand pointing onward, searching the horizon for adventure.
Memory is the enchanted door that opens into the past. Two little girls finished their egg sandwiches sitting on a picnic blanket on the banks of a stream under the watercolor blue sky of an English summer afternoon.
The moon peeks between the slats of the blinds and a shadow disrupts the moonlight. The coach arrives at my front door attended by two footmen with whom I am familiar. Dressed in tight britches and fitted coats, Muse and Inspiration await my approach. Bundled in pajamas, robe, and padded slippers, I run to the burnished carriage.
“It’s not rocket science.” When it comes to understanding Medicare, this popular turn of phrase may be true in theory, but it certainly doesn’t feel that way to the 10,000 Americans who turn 65 every day.